Let’s talk breakfast. The most important meal of the day. Where in Rocky Point can you find a delicious, economical breakfast, that will accommodate any appetite. Our answer is, The Coffee Haus. The Coffee Haus is a breakfast and lunch bistro tucked on a hillside just south of the old port. Established by German Pastry Chef, Uwe Holtze, and his wife Lily in 2005, the Coffee Haus was named after Uwe’s dog “Coffee”. Uwe, originally from Germany, lived in Canada and Boston before settling in Puerto Penasco. He brought with him a taste of Europe, combined with American, Canadian and Mexican fare.
Feel at Home at Coffee's Haus When you first walk in, you feel as though you have stepped into a family home. The restaurant features multiple levels, of small, cozy eating areas. The feeling of this eatery is very intimate, with red and white checkered table cloths, fresh red carnations and black and white photos on the walls. However, don’t get us wrong, the feeling is also very sophisticated, you feel more as if you are in a Parisian Cafe than a typical breakfast diner. Photos range from art prints to landscape photos and what we imagine are photos of his homeland and family in Germany. The top floor sports an open kitchen where you can catch glimpses of the chef working. Bird cages hang from the ceiling, cuckoo-clocks watch over the tables and a wooden Nutcracker solider stands guard over Uwe’s authentic pastries and deserts, which are on display by the Specialty Coffee and Tea bar. You can easily see why the Apple-strudel with Vanilla Sauce, Apple Walnut Cake, Cherry Coconut Cake, German Chocolate cake, cookies and brownies, which are prepared fresh daily, are under guard. The restaurant is bright and sunny with natural light from the large bay window that overlooks the Mariena Puerto Penasco. Even the restroom is a point of attraction. It’s tucked behind a swing door on the 3rd floor. As you pass through the door, to your right, is a 40’s vintage radio set set on an antique swing desk. On the bathroom door is an antique children's height measurement stick, and hung above the toilet is a photo of Albert Einstein.
Open Thursday - Saturday The Coffee Haus is open Tuesday through Saturday 7:30 to 4:00 and Sunday 7:30 to 2:00. Trust us, we are very sad on Monday mornings if we are in the mood for a delicious breakfast.My favorite is the Veggie omelet - seriously the best I have ever had in Mexico or the U.S. Kyle usually orders the Huevos Rancheros, which are also sooo good - I usually save room for a few forkfuls off his plate. For the kids, or those not concerned with calories, there are Belgium Waffles, Pancakes and French Toast. With a pancake and bacon dish named, “Blame Canada”, who can resist.
The first time we ate here, we got a table for two, that was tucked away on the first level. It was cozy and intimate, which was perfect for our occasion, our three-year honeymoon. It is equally enjoyable for those on family vacation. We brought our Über picky seven year old, who was happy to find American style pancakes. This is important for any of you traveling with kids who are not the most tolerant for trying anything different.
Must Try Cafe If you are up for venturing out of your condo or hotel for breakfast, we would definitely recommend this as a “must try” restaurant. And after breakfast, you can drive a few blocks to the Old Port for some shopping and shrimp.
If you are interested in lunch, other specials include Panini Milano - Grilled Onion Focaccia filled Parmesan Chicken Breast, Tomato, Oregano, Olive Oil, grilled Zucchini and Mozzarella Cheese, ”Haus” Salad as well as Filete Gorogonzola-Alfredo, Beef Tenderloin Medallions topped with Balsamic Glaze, served over Tagliatelle Pasta with a creamy Alfredo Sauce, Blue Cheese, sun-dried Tomato and green Onion, “Haus” Salad and fresh Walnut Bread. We can’t actually comment on lunch yet, as we are still full from breakfast, but we are sure it will be great when we get a chance to try it!